Week Ending 30th March 2018

Posted on: 30/03/2018

Dear Parents, Carers,

We have reached the end of another busy short term and have packed in more inter-house competitions; our students are getting ready for their examinations next term and we’ve had our second Parent Clinic on Teaching and Learning.  School resumes on Monday 16th April for students and I hope you all have a wonderful Easter break; let’s hope it’s not a washout with rain!

GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition Presentation Skills

The Year 10 students had their resilience and patience tested this week whilst making tuiles to accompany a panna cotta and raspberry coulis they had made. This was a chance for the students to show off their creative and decorative skills!

 

  

 

         

 

Kent Ski Championships Sunday 6 May 2018 Chatham Kent

REMINDER

We would like to enter teams of 3/4 students for the Kent Ski Championships as we have done for many years in the past.   We would like to enter teams in the Years 7-9 and 10-13 categories.  WE HAVE HAD 6 STUDENTS APPLY SO FAR- 3 IN EACH CATEGORY BUT WOULD LIKE TO ENTER TEAMS OF 4.  If your son is a good skier and would like to try his luck on a slalom course against the clock please let Mr Sexton know.  We have won many team and individual awards in the past.  Boys will need to be committed for an early start (8 am) and the event runs until about 2 pm.  We will try to practise for the event by attending the open training session the day before on Sat 5th May and if possible Mr Sexton will try to arrange other training sessions.  The day is great fun and quite a challenge!  You don’t need your own skis or boots but you will need access to a ski helmet.  Parents will need to arrange to get their sons to and from the venue.  The cost is £14 per racer.  If you would like to enter please let Mr Sexton know by Monday 16 April (csexton@wgsb.org.uk) indicating previous experience on dry slopes and he will get back to you as soon as possible

 

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We are looking for additional Examination Invigilators to join our invigilation team.

The public examination season is in May and June when GCSEs and A levels take place, but there are other dates throughout the academic year for Pre-Public Examinations and other assessments.  You will need to be flexible, able to work as part of a team, pay attention to detail and ideally have experience of supervising children/working with young people.  Experience is preferred but full training will be provided for the successful candidates.

If you are interested in joining our invigilation team, please contact our Exams Officer Mrs Lomas, on mlomas@wgsb.org.uk.

 

House Competition News

A variety of competitions had taken place this term which included;  Danish Long Ball, Hungry Hippos, Scavenger Hunt, Darts, Cup Pong and a Doughnut Eating Competition!

Year 7 Hungry Hippos

1st

Darwin

2nd

Newton

3rd

Brunel

4th

Stevenson

5th

Telford

              

      

 

Year 7 Scavenger Hunt

Well done to Brunel and Darwin who found 3, as Brunel was the quickest they were awarded first place.  Stevenson found 1 and came third; Telford unfortunately did not find any therefore came forth.

1st

Brunel

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Stevenson

4th

Telford

ABS

Newton

 

Year 8 Scavenger Hunt

Well done to Brunel who found 3, both Darwin and Newton found 1, but Darwin were quicker so secured second place.

1st

Brunel

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Newton

ABS

Stevenson

ABS

Telford

 

Year 9 Scavenger Hunt

No show from Brunel or Newton, each receive -10 points

1st

Telford

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Stevenson

ABS

Newton

ABS

Brunel

 

Year 9 Hungry Hippos

No show from Brunel or Newton, each receive -10 points again!

 

1st

Telford

2nd

Darwin

3rd

Stevenson

ABS

Newton

ABS

Brunel

 

Year 9 Danish Long Ball

 

1st

Newton

2nd

Stevenson

3rd

Darwin

3rd

Telford

4th

Brunel

 

Year 10 Hungry Hippos

Telford winning the competition with an impressive 50 balls in 1 minute, Stevenson with 43, Brunel 39, Newton 35 and Darwin 29.

1st

Telford

2nd

Stevenson

3rd

Brunel

4th

Newton

5th

Darwin

              

Year 11 Hungry Hippos

Unfortunately only Newton showed up so were awarded first place, all other houses lost 10 points.

 

1st

Newton

ABS

Brunel (-10)

ABS

Darwin (-10)

ABS

Stevenson (-10)

ABS

Telford (-10)

 

Year 12 & 13 Donut Eating Competition

The winners were Telford with James W beating Stevenson by two clear donuts!

1st

Telford

2nd

Stevenson

3rd

Brunel

4th

Newton

5th

Darwin

              

Results so far

Although the houses have stayed in the same position the gap between some of the houses are closing!

 

 

Year 7

Points

Year 8

Points

Year 9

Points

Year 10

Points

Year 11

Points

Year 12 + 13

Points

Total:

Positions

Brunel

282

Brunel

284

Brunel

100

Brunel

248

Brunel

24

Brunel

-22

916

5th

Darwin

336

Darwin

202

Darwin

212

Darwin

132

Darwin

140

Darwin

132

1154

2nd

Newton

374

Newton

210

Newton

268

Newton

224

Newton

190

Newton

104

1370

1st

Stevenson

240

Stevenson

226

Stevenson

222

Stevenson

178

Stevenson

98

Stevenson

84

1048

4th

Telford

216

Telford

234

Telford

258

Telford

242

Telford

118

Telford

52

1120

3rd

 

Best wishes,

Charlie Guthrie

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